First published in 1902, "Hieroglyphics: A Note upon Ecstasy in Literature" is an analysis of the nature of literature by Welsh author Arthur Machan. Within it, Machan concludes that to be 'true' literature, the work must contain or convey a sense of 'ecstasy'. This fascinating volume will appeal to both writers and readers with an interest in Machan's seminal work, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Arthur Machen (1863 - 1947) was a Welsh author and renowned mystic during the 1890s and early 20th century who garnered literary acclaim for his contributions to the supernatural, horror, and fantasy fiction genres. His seminal novella "The Great God Pan" (1890) has become a classic of horror fiction, with Stephen King describing it as one of the best horror stories ever written in the English language. Other notable fans of his gruesome tales include William Butler Yeats and Arthur Conan Doyle; and his work has been compared to that of Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hieroglyphics: A Note Upon Ecstasy in Literarure
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-912586-12-6 / 978-1-912586-12-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Tartarus Press
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February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 0-469-17028-X / 978-0-469-17028-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hieroglyphics: A Note Upon Ecstasy in Literature
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-258-87190-4 / 978-1-258-87190-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hieroglyphics: A Note Upon Ecstasy In Literature (LARGE PRINT EDITION)
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-169-91295-8 / 978-1-169-91295-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hieroglyphics: A Note Upon Ecstasy In Literature
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-163-42326-2 / 978-1-163-42326-4 (USA edition)
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November 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 0-559-55705-1 / 978-0-559-55705-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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July 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hieroglyphics: A Note Upon Ecstasy In Literature
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 0-548-11598-2 / 978-0-548-11598-5 (USA edition)
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December 1960 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hieroglyphics: Note Upon Ecstasy in Literature
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 0-85511-290-5 / 978-0-85511-290-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Garnstone Press Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-79892-815-9 / 978-1-79892-815-8
Publisher: Independently published
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 0-469-17027-1 / 978-0-469-17027-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Machen Arthur
ISBN: 1-318-03802-2 / 978-1-318-03802-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-5153-1083-3 / 978-1-5153-1083-9 (USA edition)
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-5123-8827-0 / 978-1-5123-8827-5 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-5004-6860-6 / 978-1-5004-6860-6 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics: A Note Upon Ecstasy in Literature
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-4940-2969-3 / 978-1-4940-2969-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-230-20291-9 / 978-1-230-20291-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: TheClassics.us
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics: a Note Upon Ecstasy in Literature
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-290-88825-6 / 978-1-290-88825-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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January 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-4589-5438-2 / 978-1-4589-5438-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: General Books LLC
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics: A Note Upon Ecstasy In Literature
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-162-95854-5 / 978-1-162-95854-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 0-559-55702-7 / 978-0-559-55702-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 0-559-55698-5 / 978-0-559-55698-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 0-559-55700-0 / 978-0-559-55700-2 (USA edition)
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June 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hieroglyphics: A Note Upon Ecstasy In Literature
Author(s): Arthur Machen
ISBN: 1-4286-2497-X / 978-1-4286-2497-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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Kindle Editions

November 2018 : USA, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hieroglyphics: A Note upon Ecstasy in Literature
Author(s): Arthur Machen
Publisher: Fantasy and Horror Classics
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June 2016 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hieroglyphics
Author(s): Arthur, 1863-1947 Machen
Publisher: HardPress
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December 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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July 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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